GLSA-200501-05 : mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200501-05
(mit-krb5: Heap overflow in libkadm5srv)

The MIT Kerberos 5 administration library libkadm5srv contains a
heap overflow in the code handling password changing.

Impact :

Under specific circumstances an attacker could execute arbitary
code with the permissions of the user running mit-krb5, which could be
the root user.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All mit-krb5 users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-crypt/mit-krb5-1.3.6'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16396 (gentoo_GLSA-200501-05.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1189